Just how good is Kahal? The question does have to be asked when in the space of one afternoon two of his progeny added black type to their sires record.
At 3.30pm, Kahal’s 3YO bay daughter EVENING ATTIRE (the 3-time winner and Gr 2 place getter who has only been out of the prizemoney once in 11 starts) added to her impressive record when she ran second in the R185,000 Goldfields Sprint [Listed] over 1160m at Turffontein. The filly was first to break from the gates and had 4 lengths on the field 280 m from home, and 150m out looked as if she would hold on to win but alas was snared in the final 3 strides by Lady Perez. Geoff Russell from the Keeneland Thoroughbred Association presented the trophy to the winning connections. We look forward to welcoming the Keeneland delegation to Summerhill and Hartford House tomorrow afternoon/evening.
Just 15 minutes later Kahal’s 4yo bay son - MAJESTIC SUN (a 6-time winner and only out of the prixzemoney once in 12 starts) won the R125,000 Gr 3 Matchem Stakes (1400m) at Kenilworth in a time of 85.92.
Kahal has a beautiful book of mares confirmed for 2006. These include:
- The dams of 11 graded stakes winners including an Oaks winner and 2 Equus Champions
- 7 graded stakes winners/performers
- 2 daughters of Gr 1 winners
- Own and half sisters to 28 graded stakes winners/performers
BLUSHING SUMMER (the dam of Majestic Sun) is a confirmed booking to Kahal. BLUSHING SUMMER is dam of the 4-time winner and multiple Gr 2 placed BROCK and Gr 3 winner (and placegetter) MAJESTIC SUN. She is the daughter of the listed place getter CAPE SUMMER (half sister to PERSIAN SUMMER, Leading Colt of His Generation MAJESTIC CROWN, GOLDEN PROSPECT (dam of GOLD PANNER), Wheels ‘n Deals (grand dam of MISS ENTREPRENEUR, STERNWHEELER, and SHEE) and Luna Rose (dam of BLUSHING MOON, VINO ROSA and ADRIACTIC PORT.
Other mares who will greet Kahal in the Breeding Shed include:
- COASTAL RELATIVE – dam of the 11 time winner including Jockey Club Stakes [L] COASTAL ROCK. Half sister to Gr 3 winner ROYAL TOURS and Gr 2 placed PRESIDENTIAL SUITE.
- COUSIN LINDA – dam of Gr 2 winner REBEL KING. Half sister to Listed winner and Gr 1 placed LUCY’S LAD & listed winner and Gr 1 placed COUSIN JOHN.
- DANCER’S CHOICE – Listed winner and Gr 1 placed. Dam of 4 winners. Daughter of a listed winner. Half sister to Feather-Weight (dam of FLYING LUCY – listed winner and Gr 2/Gr 3 placed).
- ELLINORE – dam of BOLD ELLINORE (by Kahal) - 4 time winner incl. the Gr 2 KZN Fillies Guineas, 2nd Garden Province Stakes Gr 1, 3rd Golden Slipper Gr 2; and the Mike de Kock colt that everyone is talking about - EMPEROR NAPOLEON (by Kahal).
- FOVESTA – dam of the 9 time winner (incl. twice at Listed Level) and Gr 3 placed SILVER ARROW and the Gr 2 Oaks winner VEILED ESSENCE.
- HEAT MACHINE – 5-time winner and Gr 3 placed. Dam of Gr 3 placegetter UZUMA. Half sister to Rollicking Lady (dam of Gr 3 place getter ROLLICKING ROYAL).
- LIFE’S ROMANCE – By Northern Guest. Dam of Gr 3 winner SIDE BY SIDE. Daughter of Listed placegetter HER HIGHNESS. Own sister to Listed winner & Gr 1 placegetter RIP CURL and half sister to Gr 2 winner HIS LORDSHIP.
- LOTTI – Listed winner and Gr 2 placed.
- MISS WONDERFUL – dam of listed placegetter THE CONVENT.
- MODRAJ – By Machiavellian. From one of the finest families in the British Stud Books - the family of URBAN SEA (dam of GALILEO, BLACK SAM BELLAMY, URBAN OCEAN, MELIKAH), KINGS BEST etc.
- NORDIC AIR – By Northern Guest. Dam of Equus Champion 3YO Classic Female 2002 ICY AIR. Half sister to Listed placegetter LUTH COMMANDER and GLAD MUSIC; also Great Attraction (dam of multiple Gr 2 winner & Gr 1 placed AMPHITHEATRE).
- REAL RED – 6 time winner and Gr2/3 placed. Family of TOM AND JERRY, BIANCONI, FANDANGO FLYER, CATCH TWENYTWO AND PEARLY QUEEN.
- SELBOURNE PARK – listed winner and Gr 2 placed
- VALLEY MIST – dam of 5 runners/5 winners including NHLAVINI – Equus Champion Older Male Sprinter in 2001, 2005 and 2006. 13-time winner & multiple Graded Stakes incl. Graham Beck Wines Cape Flying Championship Gr 1. Daughter of Gr 3 place getter MISTY FOR ME. Half sister to Gr 1 winner MYSTERY GUEST.